Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Birthday!!

It's July 1st and time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!



To celebrate the Curtain Call's third anniversary, the Celebrate challenge will run the entire month of July!  The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

And here's my take on the challenge!


You can never have too many birthday cards in your stash! I created this one with the Die-namics Balloon STAX. I die cut the center of the largest ballon to create a shaker. I matted the shaker with black card stock stamped with the Happy Birthday Background Stamp, stamping in Gold Delicata Ink and embossing with gold embossing powder. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and I added a piece of acetate between the layers. 


The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Salutations Stamp Set and the flowers are from Maya Road. The patterned paper is from the Fancy Pants Office Suite 6 x 6 Paper Pad. 




Sunday, June 28, 2015

Have a Beautiful Day!

Hi Everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. I didn't have much time in my studio this week but I did get a chance to play along with the Essentials by Ellen June Pin-Sights Challenge. It was the prefect opportunity to play with my new Mondo Magnolia Stamp Set. 


Isn't this flower pretty! I stamped the flower three time in Gold Delicata Ink on watercolor paper and embossing with gold embossing powder. Then I watercolored each section of the flower with Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints. The slight shimmer is added with one of the paints in the set. 

The sentiment is included in the Mondo Magnolia Stamp Set.  The sentiment is stamped on vellum and then I added colored card stock behind the vellum. 


I cut the flower out with the three dies included in the Mondo Magnoilia Designer Dies and layered the sections of the flower. 

I added additional embellishments to finish off the card. The doily and leaf stick pins are from Maya Road, the flowers from Prima, the sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Hey There, Friend

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I finally got a chance to play along with June's Sketch For You to Try, over at the Reverse Confetti Blog. Can you believe it is almost July already! 


I am using a couple of different stamp sets and dies to create this card. The flowers and leaves are stamped with the Love Blooms Stamp Set, one of my favs, and die cut with the Love Blooms Confetti Cuts

I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper and embossed with a white embossing powder. I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints. For the leaves I just watercolored with a two green paints, let my paper dry, and die cut the leaves. 


The sentiment and embossed circle is from the Circle Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating Scalloped Circle Confetti Cuts. I finished the card off with lace and a few sequins. 


Have a good weekend!!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Rainbow Hello

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card to share using the pretty Rainbow Scallop Cutting Plate, one of the latest releases from Taylored Expressions.


I cut the Rainbow Scallop Cutting Plate from Sugar Cube Card Stock. I added a panel behind the cutting plate using Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock and watercolor paints. 


I created the flowers with the new Bloomers 2 Dies and added the leaves with the Leafy Branch Die. I added centers to the flowers with Doodlebug Sprinkles in Gold.

Thanks for stopping by!
Here are links to the products I used to create my card:

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Home is Where the Heart Is

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! I am up on the Maya Road Design Team Blog with a mixed media canvas. You can stop by and take a look HERE


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Pretty Hello

Hi! I hope you have been having a good week! I am so looking forward to the weekend. June is not my favorite month at work; it's our fiscal year end and my brain is on overload!  

I did get a chance to play along with this week Paper Smooches SPARKS June Picture Perfect Challenge.


Here's my take on the challenge. I die cut a number of the Ring Trio Die die from white card stock and layered them on a white card front. Next I inlayed patterned paper and vellum into the circles. 


The frame is cut with the Frame 3 Die and I stamped a sentiment from the Gently Seasoned Two Stamp Set in gold ink and embossed with gold embossing powder on vellum. A few gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and gold twine finish off the card. 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Flip Flops

Hi! It's the 15st of the month and that means it is time for the new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Flip Flops. Perfect summer inspiration, just makes me want to throw on my flip flops and take a walk on the beach. Hope you get a chance to play along. 


The Flip Flops LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!


I cut the sun with a die from Papertrey Ink - Scene It: Skyscapes Die Collection and added the circle behind the sun with the Papertrey Ink - Scene It: Basic Backer Die. The hill is cut from corrugated paper with a die from Taylored Expressions, Build a Scene - Rolling Hills


The flip flops and the sentiments is also from Taylored Expressions, Little Bits - Flip Flops and the Think Happy Thoughts Stamp and Die Combo

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Wishing You a Berry Special Birthday

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I have a card to share today from the June Taylored Expression Release featuring the Berry Special Stamp Set. 


I stamped the sentiment from the Berry Special Stamp Set in white ink and embossed with white embossing powder. After cutting out sentiment I attached a doily to the card front. The background is embossed with the Bead Board Embossing Folder


I created the sweet strawberry basket with the Little Bits - Fruit Basket and the Little Bits - Fruit. The border running dow the side of the card is cut with the new Rainbow Scallop Border

Here are the products I used to create my card:



Monday, June 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Dad

Before I head back into the work week I thought I would share this masculine birthday card I made over the weekend. I am playing along with the Make It Masculine Challenge over at the Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog. 


First I stamped a sentiment for Paper Smooches Daddy Yo Stamp Set in Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and embossing with a gold embossing powder. The mustache is also from Paper Smooches, Mustaches Wise Dies. I cut the mustache twice, once from chipboard and again with black card stock. I adhered the layers together and then added a coat of Glossy Accents


Next I created the layers of circles with some products from Simon Says Falling for You Collection, Circle Sayings Stamp Set and the Dots Circles Wafter Thin dies. 

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great week!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Wish Big

I have a card to share today with the new On the Line Cutting Plate from Taylored Expressions. The cutting plate is perfect for the challenge that is up at the Curtain Call Inspiration ChallengeThere is still time to join us!  You have until June 10th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!


I cut the On the Line Cutting Plate from Toffee Card Stock and highlighted the trunk of the trees with Copic marker and Distress Inks. I cut the tree tops from watercolor paper and then used green watercolor paints. 

Clouds are cut with the Rolling Clouds Die and sentiment is from the Many Minis - Occasions Stamp Set. 


The lanterns are included with the On the Line Cutting Plate and are cut with papers from the Build a Scene 6 x 6 paper pad. The grass hill is cut with the Rolling Hills Die. The squirrel is a die in the On the Line Accessories Dies. 

I created the background by layering Salt Water Taffy Card Stock with Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum. 


Be sure to stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Blog for more inspiration!

Here are links to the TE products I used to create my card: